7 Steps to Start Reducing Risk to Your Critical Infrastructure Quickly

On April 20, the security agencies that comprise the Five Eyes intelligence alliance from countries including the U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) warning of imminent and serious threats to critical infrastructure in countries that have sanctioned Russia or otherwise supported the Ukraine. Cybercrime groups have aligned with Russia, pledging to support the country’s efforts to wage cyberwarfare.

It’s against this backdrop that U.S. critical infrastructure organizations across all 16 sectors must move quickly to mitigate risk. Many of us have seen, if not personally experienced, the impact on lives and livelihoods when critical infrastructure like hospitals, telecommunications, oil pipelines, and food supply chains are disrupted. I’m not saying this to create fear or worry, but to encourage preparation and prevention.

Protecting critical infrastructure is an ongoing process and it is never too late to get started. Fortunately, there are seven immediate steps you can take to put your organization on the path toward better situational awareness and risk reduction.

Reposted from: Security Week

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